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Ray Bentley heading to Syracuse, NY June 4 & 5, help raise money for Tyler DeMarco Foundation

ESPN College Football Analyst and former Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl Linebacker, Ray Bentley, will be appearing at the Syracuse Sports Card Show June 4th & 5th. Bentley will be selling and signing copies of his new novel, Driftwood, as well as his Darby the Dinosaur and Bubba Gator children’s books at the show from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday, June 4th and from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Sunday, June 5th. The event is being held at the Ramada – Carrier Circle, 3655 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY.

Admission to the show is $3.00 for adults, children under 12 are free. For more information on the show, visit or their Facebook page.

All autographs at the event are free, however, in lieu of charging for autographs, we will be taking donations for the Tyler DeMarco Foundation, which helps fund cancer research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Foundation is also helping to fund the creation of private hematology-oncology rooms specifically for pediatric cancer patients at the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. For more information go to

Bentley, a key member of the Bills' Super Bowl squads in 1990 & 1991, released his first novel, Driftwood, this past August after previously writing and publishing seven different children's books. Other sports memorabilia will also be available at the show for purchase and signing including Ray’s Football Trading cards, 8x10 photos, mini-helmets, and footballs.

Driftwood is the story of Buffalo Blizzard Linebacker, Jack Driftwood, and his last chance at pro football glory. The narrative follows the grizzled, old linebacker from training camp through Mega Bowl 50 played in Buffalo and gives an inside look at the machinations of professional football on the field and in the locker room. Off the field Driftwood’s eclectic collection of friends help him escape and bring the truth to light when the Blizzard’s General Manager plays rough in his efforts to steal the team and send Jack packing.

About the Tyler DeMarco Foundation

Our Mission is motivated by the love, compassion, and determination Tyler demonstrated in his desire to help other children who are fighting for their lives! Tyler battled four years to win the fight against Medulloblastoma and was determined to beat his odds and achieve these selfless goals. Sadly, Tyler’s cancer ended his life and his wishful desire.

Tyler DeMarco Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Organization managed and operated by a committed Board of Directors. We are strictly an all-volunteer organization; no one receives compensation. All monies raised and received go into the goals defined by our Mission.

We will continue Tyler’s Fight against Childhood Cancer while honoring his legacy and endearing spirit of love, compassion and determination. We will also forever be inspired by the way Tyler chose to live his life and encouraged by his words of wisdom to persevere…

"Never Give Up." ~ Tyler DeMarco

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